Talking to Your Child About the Brooklyn Subway Attack

By Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

The horrific attack of innocent commuters on the Brooklyn subway can cause anxiety and fear for children, particularly younger ones. Parents may worry about how to have a conversation with their child about this tragedy. If you are a New Yorker, the subway system is a part of our daily commute and addressing their fears should happen immediately.

I recommend that you frame the conversation so that you are not producing unnecessary anxiety for your child but providing them with enough detail to satisfy their curiosity or…

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Executive Director, The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

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Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Executive Director, The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

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